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Come to the Woods

June 29, 2017 by

This month’s song is a German nature song, “Come to the Woods.” We recorded our female a cappella vocalists in an abandoned grain silo that was flooded with about six inches of stinky water from recent rains, which - the singers are convinced - only enhanced the acoustics and energy, because they wanted to nail it on the earliest take possible, so as to escape into the fresh air. Enjoy!

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Come to the Woods
Come to the woods when all the trees are green,
Swaying branches rustling o'er us.
Come to the woods when all the trees are green,
Listen to the birds merry chorus.
There sings a finch! There sings a finch!
Sometimes it's near, then far away.
In treetops tall, the cuckoo calls,
In warning screams the blue jay!
Bright are the woods where happy creatures play,
In the over-spreading arches.
Fair is the birch in robes of brightest green,
Graceful stand the slender birches.
Steeply the woods go up the mountainside,
Rustling the woods clothe the valley.
Lovely the woods when all the trees are green,
Sunlit in the morning early.

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